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Scientists: Long driving reduces IQ


Driving for two or more hours a day reduces the level of intelligence. This conclusion was made by scientists from the British University of Leicester. Excerpts from the study are published by KP with reference to The Times.

Scientists for five years watched the way of life of half a million Britons at the age from 37 to 73 years.

Subjects for several years passed tests for the level of IQ and performed tasks for memory testing. As a result, it turned out that the inactive behavior of middle-aged British led to a drop in their IQ. This concerned both people who daily travel a long distance by car, and those who watch TV more than three hours a day, notes Mir24.

More than 90,000 participants of the study daily spent more than two hours a day at the wheel, and their IQ rates were the lowest. We also managed to establish that the cognitive skill of people who use a computer for two to three hours a day has increased.

It turned out that the main reason for the decline in the level of IQ lies in the low activity of the brain while driving, the zones responsible for creative thinking are simply “frozen”. In addition, the fault is constant stress and fatigue. To support the intellect, scientists recommend doing sports and playing in developing games attention.

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